Forest Hill Band Director Says on Facebook He’s Been Fired

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JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The band director at the Jackson area high school that had students performing a halftime show with weapons aimed at other students on the field claims he has been fired. Forest Hill band director Demetri Jones told Othor Cain on an interview on Cain’s Facebook page that he received a letter from the school district saying that they had no choice except to fire him. The letter, Jones said, cited “putting the children in danger” and “using poor judgment.” Jones claimed he was unaware that two Brookhaven police officers had been killed in the line of duty days before his band’s performance. He said the school’s principal prohibited him from making a public apology which he described as “not fair”. The Mississippi High School Athletics Association has put the Forest Hill band on probation for the rest of the year, preventing them from performing in shows or competing.

 


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